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Plan A to B to C: Chicago canceled, Rent canceled, pre-show traditions stay alive

Although the show has been canceled, the musical participates shared many happy memories together.
May 15, 2020
This Friday, May 15, would have been the Upper School Spring Musical’s opening night for "Chicago". But due to the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak, all "Chicago" performances have officially been canceled.

Students recognized for research at TCRSF

Junior Maya Choi presenting her project at her poster.
March 3, 2020
On Feb. 28, 12 students competed at the Twin Cities Regional Science Fair, winning a variety of awards.

[DANCE MOVES] TikTok recreates memories

February 24, 2020
Students used TikTok to make dances to musicals and recreate dances, like the Renegade.

Iowa caucus trip offers insights into political process

A Buttigieg campaign precinct member holds up a sign at Decorah High School, the site of a caucus.
February 6, 2020
Students saw Sen. Amy Klobuchar speak and observed caucus precincts across Decorah.

[THEATER REVIEW] Audiences go mad for fall play

[THEATER REVIEW] Audiences go mad for fall play
December 17, 2019
Laughter echoed through the school as the Upper School put on the first theater production of the year: The Madwoman of Chaillot.

History of Thought (Ep 1): Ethics and Academic Honesty

History of Thought is a weekly podcast series.
December 12, 2019
Senior Sameer Bijwadia explores how ethical students perceive themselves near midterm exams.

First round of Cum Laude Award recipients announced

Senior Tommy Allen studies and does homework in the upper library.
October 23, 2019
The first round of Cum Laude Award winners were announced earlier this month. Winners were chosen based on their GPA and extracurriculars.

[EPISODE 2] Fall Play Behind the Scenes: Rehearsal

October 15, 2019

Rehearsals have now started for the Upper School Fall Play, The Madwomen of Chaillot. The play will premiere on Nov. 22 in the Huss Center.  

Grand Opening showcases grand achievements

Sophomore Clara Garner and junior Isabelle Wolpert talk at the Grand Opening.
October 14, 2019
The Upper School Grand Opening took place on Oct. 12.

PHOTO STORY: Pep Fest highlights Spartan spirit

Junior Luka Shaker-Check yells into the microphone after he and his partner, junior Liam Lynch, won the ping-pong championship.
October 2, 2019
The annual homecoming Pep Fest happened on Friday, Sept. 27. Various activities included grade versus grade relay races, ping-pong finals, dodgeball finals, and team captain challenges. 

golden homecoming week'>Spartan colors finish off golden homecoming week

Seniors Ananya Narayan and Alex Herrmann decked out in blue and gold; Narayan wears her senior overalls while Herrmann wears gold, emoji-covered pants.
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September 28, 2019
On Friday, students dressed up in school colors for Blue and Gold day.

[PHOTO GALLERY] Annual lip sync competition brings audience to their feet

Junior Rylan Hefner, last year's fan-favorite performed
September 27, 2019
The audience cheered and applauded, with several standing ovations, after lip sync performances.
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